On This Day
Discover events that happened On This Day including famous birthdays and notable deaths. Each day we highlight famous people, past and present, who have impacted our world. Browse sections by selecting the links below or click the calendar to view events on another day.
Events on This Day
Confederate General Robert E. Lee begins his final offensive in the Civil War at the Battle of Five Forks in Petersburg, Virginia.
President Richard Nixon signs legislation banning the use of cigarette advertising on television and radio.
Soul singer Marvin Gaye is shot and killed by his father just one day before his 45th birthday.
Nineteen-year-old Jessica Lynch is rescued from Iraq forces, the first successful rescue of an American prisoner of war since World War II.
Born on This Day
Born: April 1, 1955
Age: 58 years old
Birthplace: Lapeer, Michigan, United States
1961 | 52 years old
Singer, Television Personality
1883 | 47 years old
Born: April 1, 1908
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Occupation: Educator, Scholar, Psychologist, ...
1932 | 81 years old
Film Actress, Singer
Died on This Day
Died: April 1, 1984
Age: 44 years old
Place: Los Angeles, California , United States
1991 | 96 years old
Film Actor, Theater Actor, Television Actor / 1918 - 2010
John Forsythe was a theater, film and TV actor. He won Golden Globes for playing Blake Carrington in Aaron Spelling’s long-running prime-time drama Dynasty.
2010 | 92 years old
Film Actor, Theater Actor, ...
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